Hayes Knoll railway station

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Hayes Knoll
Hayes Knoll railway station by Brian Robert Marshall.jpg
Hayes Knoll railway station
Location
Place Hayes Knoll
Area Swindon
Coordinates 51°36′49″N 1°50′49″W / 51.61348°N 1.84692°W / 51.61348; -1.84692Coordinates: 51°36′49″N 1°50′49″W / 51.61348°N 1.84692°W / 51.61348; -1.84692
Grid reference SU106905
Operations
Managed by Swindon and Cricklade Railway
Platforms 1
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Hayes Knoll railway station is found on the heritage Swindon and Cricklade Railway in Wiltshire, England.

Hayes Knoll station was built, with an engineering workshop and locomotive shed, at a place where the original railway trackbed between Swindon and Cricklade includes an additional piece of land in railway ownership. It thus provides an initial destination for trains from Blunsdon railway station, plus engineering facilities required to operate the railway. There is no access to Hayes Knoll station except by train.

The locomotive depot consists of 5 'roads' that are accessed by means of a headshunt to the north of the depot where Hayes Oak sidings are. The Second road is primarily for the use of steam locomotives and as such has two inspection pits (one indoors, one outdoors), a watering column and areas to drop ash, store tools and keep wood. The rest of the roads are for the use of both carriages and locomotives. The roads outside the depot building are mainly for storage of wagons required to run the depot such as wagon mounted water and diesel tanks, the septic tank for the toilets, coal wagons and other items of rolling stock necessary to keep the depot functioning.

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Terminus   Swindon & Cricklade Railway   Blunsdon
Heritage Railways  Proposed Heritage railways
Cricklade
Line and station closed
  Swindon & Cricklade Railway   Blunsdon
Line and station open

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